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    The phrase whipping boy comes from when a member of the royal family would appoint someone to take the punishment for the member of the aristocracy. Apparently it was a much coveted role and many whipping boys went on to hold impressive titles

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    Enoch Powells famous speech never actually contained the phrase 'rivers of blood'.

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    Packets of crisps always go out of date on the same day of the week - a Saturday.
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    Russe Blanc is the only racehorse currently in training who's registered colour is white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Russe Blanc is the only racehorse currently in training who's registered colour is white.
    Thatís absolutely bizarre. How does that work? I always thought that all grey horses were born black and got gradually whiter as they aged. Is this horse an albino?

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    Thatís absolutely bizarre. How does that work? I always thought that all grey horses were born black and got gradually whiter as they aged. Is this horse an albino?
    Grey horses have black/dark skin and their hair is darker when they are younger (chestnut or black) and as you say lightens as they age. Look at Desert Orchid at 8 and 20 to see that in action.

    White horses have pink skin (noticeable about the mouth and eyes) and are born with a white coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Grey horses have black/dark skin and their hair is darker when they are younger (chestnut or black) and as you say lightens as they age. Look at Desert Orchid at 8 and 20 to see that in action.

    White horses have pink skin (noticeable about the mouth and eyes) and are born with a white coat.
    The explanation makes sense, but itís the fact that only 1 horse in training is classified in that way is what I find remarkable.
    Itís truly an interesting fact and a useless piece of information.

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